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Hi stargazers! I don't have a DSLR, but I have expensive mirrorless camera so I need wide lens on top of the eyepiece. I need at least 65 degree fov. I did research but I still didn't find anything good. Luminous Thank you in advance!
Since I got interested in astronomy, my dream telescope has always been a ten inch dob. A few days ago I got the skywatcher 250px dob which I bought together with three explore scientific 82 degree eyepieces. Two days ago I had my first light, but collimation was a tad off. I collimated it the day after, and had even clearer skies. Observing: First of all, I could see more colours in the stars than I could with my old 6 inch reflector. After collimating the scope I could also see spikes on the bright stars, but precise spikes. I began with star hopping to m81 and m82. For this I used my 24mm 2" eyepiece. This eyepiece is very nice for star hopping. When star hopping, you can clearly identify these galaxies when you see them. Even tho the sky wasn't totally dark I could still see m82 as a long pencil while m81 was more of a blob. when it became darker m81 was more like an elongated disk. The next target was jupiter since it had just swung into view from my balcony. On stellarium it said that Io would cast its shadow onto the disk, so I wanted to try and see if I could see the shadow. I observed with the 14mm explore scientific at 85x and the cloud bands stood out bright and with loads of contrast. I tried with my 4,7mm but I found that it was a bit too much magnification (255x). I then tried the 14mm with my 2,5x barlow which gave me 214x and this worked out better, but not as good as with the 14mm only. I think the sweet spot for me would be with an 8,8mm eyepiece (added to wishlist). At one point observing jupiter, the jetstream was very calm so I had a crisp jupiter with a shadow as clear as a black dot on a piece of white paper through the hole field of view. Conclusion: I found it very easy to nudge the scope from a to b, and when I was on target, the view was crisp and clear even from inner city where I live. I have never seen jupiter this clear, not even from a rural area with the milky way visible. Clear skies Victor Boesen